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Oops: Take Two

The center of section #1.
An “oops” in the center of section #1.

My seam ripper and I have been spending quality time together. Her name is “Dame It,” because that is what I yell whenever I need her.

The “Puss in the Corner” block is actually the “Puss in the Center” of section #1. This part of the section was very easy to put together — and I still had to use my seam ripper because I sewed the two long strips on the wrong side of Puss.

This is the correct orientation of the strips in the center section of my Gypsy Wife Quilt.
This is the correct strip orientation.

The strips will ru the full length of the quilt, top to bottom. They will be intersected by other blocks. I am trying to keep the strips scrappy and colorful, in the true spirt of Jen Kingwell’s, Gypsy Wife Quilt pattern, yet still have my blocks hold their own amid the chaos. I chose the strips with careful deliberation. Setting out to make things both clash and match is a mental workout. I have a feeling keeping the strips in order from top to bottom may very well provide Dame It with steady exercise, as well.

Section 1, Part B; ready.

Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. No one will know the squares are wrong on this small piece, but once I start assembling all of the pieces, I am certain somebody would notice that they are backward. Besides, this is section one of nine. If I already start letting the silly mistakes slide, what kind of mess will I have by the time I finish section ten?

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